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Solecism (Rhetorical vice)

so'-le-sizm Gk. "speaking incorrectly" (referred to those who spoke Greek imperfectly at Soloi)
solecismus, solecismos
inconveniens structura

An element of speech or writing that is incorrect grammatically.

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The above information on individual rhetorical techniques is reproduced from the website “Silva Rhetoricae” ( ) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Credit for this content lies with Professor Gideon O Burton of Brigham Young University.